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TMC threatening election body: BJP

Kolkata, May 6: The West Bengal BJP leadership on Sunday accused the state ruling party Trinamool Congress of threatening the state election commissioner and reiterated their demand that central forces be brought in during the coming state Panchayat polls.
“Trinamool is planning to deploy party cadres dressed as civic volunteers on the polling day to rig the elections. Deployment of central forces and their proper utilisation is the only way to ensure free and fair election. It should not be like previous years when the forces were sent to roam around ‘Hazarduari’ (a historical monument in Murshidabad district),” Rahul Sinha said. Sinha also demanded that the election commission start accepting the nomination papers online and said the rural polls should be conducted under the Calcutta High Court’s supervision. “The commission should cancel the disputed polling date on May 14. They should accept fresh nomination papers online. That would make the election process much more peaceful. (IANS)

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